UNSW Built Environment Exhibition: CH4 at Sydney Architecture Week 2010

16 07 2010

The CH4 team are working hard in the Randwick Tramsheds.  We’ve so far been able to complete the base and a partial wall.  It’s been a slow but fun process of gathering materials, trucking them off to the DesignLab for cutting and then back into the Tramsheds for construction – all the while hunting down coffee wherever we go!

We’ve been working hard but having a blast with each other along the way. Here’s some photos during construction: It’s looking fantastic already!

The ultimate method of testing modules.

Checking out the view

Looking at you: Wall section

All in a days work! Bases, frames, tubes, modules.

Chris T. and Lewis explains how the modules will fit together


Davin gives the wall the tick of approval

Pip - model of Girl power!

Test module

In progress

UNSW Built Environment Exhibition: CH4 at Sydney Architecture Week 2010

12 07 2010

After months of design and testing, students are going into construction for CH4.

The CH4 competition is a design workshop co-ordinated by UNSW Built Environment.  The purpose of the design workshop is to design and construct of re-useable pavilion for Sydney Architecture Week 2010.

Held at the historic Customs House, Circular Quay, the Sydney Architecture Week is a joint venture between the Australian Architecture Association, Australian Institute of Architects, and the NSW Architects Registration Board. Last year, 4,500 people attended this prominent event.

The design of the pavilion is constructed of cardboard tubes framed by plywood sheets.  This interactive structure explores ideas of views and perspective as it is splayed within its plywood frame so that as you walk through the pavilion, an awareness of the interior and exterior is experienced.

Over the past week, students have been inducted into the DesignLab workshop and Tramsheds for construction.  We have been fortunate to have been sponsored by Royal Plywood who has provided us sheets of plywood and discounted cardboards from Cardboard Tubes Pty Ltd.  In addition, Kirrawee Kitchens have been assisting us in the cutting of plywood sheets to hasten our construction process.

We’ve now completed one test module. For the next fortnight, CH4 will be constructing the modules in the Randwick Tramsheds.  Stay tuned to see our progress! Only 2000 more cardboard tubes to go!